Team Lead - Three positions in Talent Acquisition and Management
World Health Organization
Geneva, Switzerland
vor 5 Tg.


The Department of Human Resources and Talent Management (HRT) is responsible for providing a sound, well managed, responsive and efficient organization-wide Human Resources Management strategy and global HR advisory services which support the work of WHO and its member states, encompassing, but not limited to : HR Policy Development, Organizational Design and Job Classification, Talent Management (including Succession Planning, Global staffing, Career Development and Training, Rotation and Mobility), application of the UN Common system's Compensation and Benefits, HR Legal Advisory Services, Administration of Justice, Global Staff / Management relations, representation of WHO in inter-agency UN Common System HR initiatives.


Develops and proposes innovative policies and strategies for implementation through collaboration with Regional and Country Offices and provides advice in developing further one of the 3 areas : (i) Global Sourcing and Recruitment, (ii) Mobility and Roster Management, (iii) Development, Performance Management and Engagement.

Manages the subunit area of work in delivering its objectives through efficient managing a small team of technical staff, to optimize the programme’s deliverables in line with the mandate of the Organization.

Develops and monitors work plans and budgets for the team’s activities and follow up on the implementation of planned activities.

Analyses data and information on best practices in implementing human resources policies and disseminates information.

Conducts monitoring and evaluation of the specific field of work and conducts timely reporting for decision makers.

Provides technical guidance and works closely with counterparts in technical departments across the Organization and liaises with counterparts in partner UN Agencies, Donors and other stakeholders to harmonize recommendations on human resources policies and strategies.

Upon delegation represent WHO at various meetings.

Perform all other related duties as assigned



Essential : An advanced university degree in human resources management, business management, public or business administration, law, social sciences or another area relevant to the position.


Essential : A minimum of 7 years of professional experience in the area of human resources management, including at least 3 years of relevant experience in WHO or other UN system organization.

Demonstrated experience supervising and managing teams. Demonstrated experience managing programmes, initiatives or projects relevant to one or more of the following areas : (i) sourcing and recruitment, (ii) mobility and roster management, (iii) learning and performance management.

Demonstrated experience at the international level. Proven experience providing advice and guidance to the senior management level.


Sounds skills in and knowledge of Human Resources Management, best practice approaches, pertinent developments in the area of talent acquisition and management.

Strong proven knowledge and skills in one or more of the following areas : (i) sourcing and recruitment; (ii) mobility and roster management, (iii) learning and performance management.

Strong analytical skills and the ability to identify issues and formulate recommendations.

Strong skills in the area of developing and establishing polices and strategies.

Excellent skills and ability in managing diverse teams and programmes, initiatives or projects.

Strong communication skills and excellent ability to write and draft communication and proposals to HR policies.

Strong presentation skills.

Good skills in office packages, talent acquisition software such as Taleo or equivalent and ERP based systems.

  • Teamwork;
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences;
  • Communication;
  • Producing results;
  • Moving forward in a changing environment;
  • Creating and empowering and motivating environment;
  • Use of language skills

    Essential : Expert knowledge of English. Intermediate knowledge of French or other WHO language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish).


    WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 73,516 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 1,960 per month for Budapest and USD 5,090 for Geneva.

    Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.

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